By Richard Bammer
Shouldn’t we tweet #ThankATeacher everyday?
In no small way, the Vacaville Teachers Association and others would urge us to do so, and, to encourage the class of 2016 to pursue teaching careers, union leaders have awarded $12,000 in scholarships to seven local high school seniors.
The cash awards come as California continues to grapple with “unprecedented shortages in the teacher preparation pipeline,” Moira McSweeney, president of the 650-member teachers union, wrote in a press release issued today.
The seven scholarship recipients are from Vacaville, Will C. Wood, Buckingham Charter and Country high schools.
The scholarships were funded by voluntary contributions from union members and other Vacaville Unified employees, McSweeney noted.